Richard’s latest project is the House of Stories – a collection of videos of traditional storytellers from all over the world. Following on from The Last Storytellers, which aimed to preserve traditional tales from Morocco, the House of Stories hopes to do the same for endangered folk tales, legends and myths across the globe. Its aim is to eventually become the largest online library of stories ever collected, that everyone can access forever.
Richard introduced storytellers as part of the regular Thursday sessions at Cafe Clock in Marrakech’s Kasbah
Richard speaking at the Marrakech Arts Festival February 2014
King Mohammed VI sent Richard this letter about his book
Review by Sandy McCutcheon
Can the art of storytelling be preserved?
It was while working as BBC correspondent in Morocco that Richard Hamilton first became intrigued by the storytellers of Marrakesh. Read the original 2007 report from the BBC’s From Our Own Correspondent.